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Knitwear designer and author of Fairy Tale Knits: 32 Project to Knit Happily Ever After. Lover of yarn, food and travel.

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Simplice Top

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Simplice Top
Simplice Top
Simplice Top
Simplice Top
Simplice Top
Simplice Top

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Simplice is just what its name implies ~ a simple top that's a breeze to knit and is versatile
enough to go from garden to gala. It is constructed seamlessly from the top down with
a round yoke, just a bit of shaping through the bodice, and a ?attering peplum. What
distinguishes this design from every other sweater tee in your closet is a row of eyelet
increases at the waist. These create the silhouette, adding drape and a bit of swing.
Simplice can be worn loose, as is, or dressed up with a belt or ribbon threaded through
the eyelets.

On a more personal note~~I made several versions of this simple top last summer and wore them continuously. It is one of those items that always finds a place in my suitcase when I am traveling. Easy to wear and easy to customize, it has proven one of the most versatile tops in my closet. I've worn it with jeans for Saturday marketing and errand running and have dressed it up by belting it and pairing it with a skirt for dinner out.


20 stitches and 28 rounds = 4" in St st with US 5 (3.75mm) needle or size required to
obtain gauge

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Bust Measurements: 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50)"/76 (81, 86, 91, 96 1/2, 101 1/2, 106 3/4, 112, 117, 122, 127) c
  • Top to be worn with 0 to 4" of negative ease


  • 450 to 1200 yds dk weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch holder or spare thread
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle
  • 3/8" button (optioanl)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fire?y by Classic Elite Yarns (25% Linen, 75% Viscose; 155 yards/141 meters per 50g skein3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins. or Ondine by Louisa Harding Yarns (100% Cotton; 119 yards/110 meters per 50g skein4 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins.

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